When can I wear closed toed shoes after ingrown toenail surgery?
You should wear loose-fitting shoes or sneakers for the first 2 weeks after the procedure. Please avoid wearing high-heeled or tight-fitting shoes in the future. You should avoid running, jumping, or strenuous activity for 2 weeks after the surgery.
How do you wear toe after nail removal?
Put a small amount of antibiotic ointment on a piece of square silk bandage. Put the silk over your child’s toe so the antibiotic goes on the place where the toenail was removed. Put a toe sock over the toe and tape it loosely to your child’s foot. The Podiatry Clinic staff can show you how to do this.
How long will my toe be numb after ingrown toenail surgery?
Your toe(s) may remain numb for 6-10 hours or longer after the procedure. Slight bleeding, discoloration and drainage is normal and expected with this procedure. Discomfort: You may elevate your foot to help reduce minor swelling and discomfort. You may also take over-the-counter pain relievers as directed.
How long after ingrown toenail surgery can I wear socks?
Wear cotton socks. You may need to do this for about 2 weeks. You can likely resume your normal activities within a week. Getting back to sports may take a little longer.
How much does ingrown toenail surgery hurt?
The entire ingrown toenail surgery is completely painless due to the effects of the anesthetic. By the time the anesthetic wears off, your pain level will be significantly reduced from where it was before the procedure.
How long does it take a toe to heal after toenail removal?
It can take about two to three weeks for the wound to heal. Watch for signs of infection during the healing period. Contact Dr. Moran if you experience increasing pain, swelling, drainage, or redness at the surgical site.
How long should I dress my toe after nail removal?
Leave the first dressing on for two days following the surgery, then the dressings should be changed on a daily basis, as below, until fully healed. Please keep your dressing dry in between dressing changes.
Why is my toe throbbing after ingrown toenail removal?
However, when the anaesthesia wears off after the surgery, patients often experience some level of soreness around the toe that underwent surgery. In some cases this may be followed by a small throb that lasts for a couple of days.
Can I get my toe wet after ingrown toenail removal?
2. You may shower the day after the surgery. Gently dry the area and apply antibiotic ointment after showering. Avoid swimming for the next two weeks.